The Fly (1986)
Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 106 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1986
Starring: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, John Getz
Jeff Goldblum self-experimentation goes awry in David Cronenberg’s version of THE FLY! A 35mm presentation!
If there was ever a film re-make to tackle for David Cronenberg, The Fly would be it. The story of an eccentric scientist who, after successfully teleporting a living creature, decides to try the experiment on himself to devastating results is ripe for the old Cronenberg body horror treatment. Nearly thirty years after the original, the fear of overreaching one’s scientific reach is made even more terrifying. In this updated version we have a single Dr. Seth Brundle (Goldblum) luring a journalistic (Earth Girls Are Easy co-star Geena Davis) into the lab for a story of a lifetime but, as we know, that damn fly had to get in the way. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
The Fly is the film where we really start to know Goldblum for Goldblum or, as we like to say, when he started to go “Full Goldblum.” This screening also kicks off a small David Cronenberg midnites series in June!
Part of Nitehawk’s THE WORKS: JEFF GOLDBLUM (BARELY GOLDBLUM & FULL GOLDBLUM) brunches and midnites throughout May and June!